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T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S Éclair vs Froyo Speed Test

Last Friday we got word from the T-Mobile and Samsung folks that the update for the Samsung Galaxy S called the Vibrant on T-Mobile was was ready and Froyo goodness could now be yours after a long wait. We have gotten word that the update process to Froyo, Android 2.2 was not all that fun for a lot of users. Make sure you read the instructions posted by T-Mobile and how to perform the update. The real question burning in the minds of Vibrant owners is how much better will the update really be. We know Froyo will drop some Adobe Flash functionality to your browsing experience, but will the performance live up to our expectations?  To answer that question the folks at Wirefly have put together a video to test the speed of the updated Vibrant to 2.2 putting it against the same device before the upgrade running Éclair, or Android 2.1. Wirefly uses two testing methods that are available on the Android Marketplace, the first is Quadrant and the second is Smartbench 2010. Here are the results:

  • Android 2.1 Quadrant Score: 872
  • Android 2.1 Smartbench 2010 Productivity Score: 690
  • Android 2.1 Smartbench 2010 Gaming Score: 2274
  • Android 2.2 Quadrant 2010 Productivity Score: 925
  • Android 2.2 Smartbench 2010 Productivity Score: 950
  • Android 2.2 Smartbench 2010 Gaming Score: 2117

As you can see the only real performance pickup was with Smartbench 2010 testing the Productivity which had a previous score of 690 and then went to 925 after the update to Froyo 2.2. All of the others scores were only slightly different. So is the upgrade worth it? We think so, maybe not for speed, but then again we are all addicted to the latest and greatest software running on our devices! Enjoy the video: